Archive: Dec 2008

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  • Army Physical Fitness Research Institute: education is key

    Dec 9, 2008

    He arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., blissfully unaware of the health indicators for future diabetes, despite both parents having diabetes. Since taking part in the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute program, he has lost 50 pounds, 7 inches of waistline, decreased his cholesterol by 57 points, and his glucose is in the green.

  • Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki and President Elect Barack Obama's nominee to be

    Dec 9, 2008

    Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki and President Elect Barack ObamaAca,!a,,cs nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs

  • Teamwork: USAG Schinnen ACS fully accredited

    Dec 9, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - With a rating of "full accreditation with commendation", the USAG Schinnen ACS became one of three garrisons to earn this accolade across IMCOM-Europe in 2008 after an inspection by the IMCOM-Europe ACS Accreditation Team Nov. 17 to 21.

  • Bamberg gears up for Army Family Action Plan conference

    Dec 9, 2008

    Have you been searching for a way to share your ideas and concerns about the Army community' If so the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference is a great place to start. The AFAP conference, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a program that canvases members of every part of the military community to seek and resolve issues impacting the quality of life and well-being of their military community and can potentially affect life throughout the Department of Defense.

  • Single Soldier program still going strong at Schweinfurt

    Dec 9, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program is alive and well.

  • Service members take in local culture during exercise

    Dec 9, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, JAPAN Aca,!" Although the work carried out by U.S. forces in getting ready for Yama Sakura 55 has been intense, many have found time to experience the culture of their Japanese hosts.

  • Yama Sakura strengthens partnership between Japan and US forces

    Dec 9, 2008

    Exercise Yama Sakura, meaning Mountain Cherry Blossom in Japanese, which runs from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, marks the 27th year Japanese and American forces have tested their ability to work together and their capability to defend the Japanese islands. This also is the first time USARPAC has taken on the role of being the operational command post for Yama Sakura.

  • Yama Sakura Opening Ceremony Celebrates Long Partnership

    Dec 9, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, JAPAN Aca,!" Lieutenant Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, and Lt. Gen. Kazushi Izumi, commander JGSDF Eastern Army, salute the colors during the playing of their nationAca,!a,,cs national anthems at the opening ceremony for Yama Sakura 55, held Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, on the grounds of the JGSDF Transportation School.

  • Army farewells Wallace team as TRADOC transitions command

    Dec 8, 2008

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assumed command Monday from Gen. William S. Wallace at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Dempsey promoted to four-star general

    Dec 8, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was promoted to the rank of general today on Fort Monroe.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Lewis

    Dec 8, 2008

  • Realistic training prepares paratroopers for combat

    Dec 8, 2008

    In order to prepare for combat, the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, spared no expense to make their recent situational training exercise as realistic as possible.

  • Fort Polk MPs put canine partners through paces

    Dec 8, 2008

    Military working dogs are validated quarterly, and when a new kennel master arrives. The validation serves as an assessment of the capabilities of the dog and its handler, and helps leadership determine which teams are ready to certify. Certification is an annual requirement. Fort Polk's 91st Military Police Detachment put canine partners through their paces during recent training.

  • The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, an annual toy drive for North Carolina families in need, kicked off Dec. 5 and will continue throughout the following week. A staple to the Fort Bragg holiday season for 11 years, Operation Toy Drop is an opportunity for reserve and active components of the Army and Air Force to combine efforts and give back to the families and communities that support them throughout the year.

  • Fort Sam opens community center

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio is built using funds from the local community and provides a place of relaxation and healing for wounded, ill, or injured soldiers and their families.

  • Returning Hope

    Dec 8, 2008

    The opening of the new Soldier Family Assistance Center helps wounded soldiers and their families get through trying times and let them know the San Antonio community cares

  • Wagonmasters hold FRG tree lighting, puppet show

    Dec 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"Three Aca,!A| two Aca,!A| one.Aca,!A? With the help of dozens of children, Col. Larry Phelps, commander, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), threw the giant switch lighting the brigadeAca,!a,,cs Christmas tree during a junior Family Readiness Group event Dec. 5 at the brigadeAca,!a,,cs headquarters.

  • A cavalry tradition continues

    Dec 8, 2008

    Though many years have passed since horse-mounted U.S. Soldiers have seen the battlefield, the traditions of cavalry units past forge on throughout the Army still today.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Lewis

    Dec 8, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren arrived at Fort Lewis on Nov. 25 for a busy day of talking to Soldiers and assessing the care and progress the Warrior Transition Unit has been making.

  • Fort Lewis Employment advice: Think of resumes as advertising

    Dec 8, 2008

    In an effort to ease problems both family members and veterans experience in finding employment, Fort Lewis is publishing a series of regular articles advising members of the community on the best ways to find great jobs and develop a rewarding career. This week, the topic is how to make best use of a resume.

  • Santa Claus visits 15th STB

    Dec 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"Ho, ho, ho. What do you want for Christmas little boy'Aca,!A? the bearded figure in the red suit asked the smiling child in his lap.

  • Army Sustainment Command's enlisted aide best in Army

    Dec 8, 2008

    Sgt. Alicia Hight, the enlisted aide to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was recently named the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Enlisted Aide of the Year for 2008 and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs nominee for the Inter-Service Enlisted Aide of the Year competition. She competed against the top enlisted aides from the other services -- Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

  • Fort Lewis upgrading FMWR facilities

    Dec 8, 2008

    Temporary inconveniences will turn into long-term benefits at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities on Fort Lewis. A series of projects to renovate, upgrade and improve those facilities might have disrupted customersAca,!a,,c schedules somewhat in recent months, but the result will be better FMWR offerings on post for everyone.

  • Army selects development team for Watervliet Arsenal property

    Dec 8, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- (December 9, 2008) Aca,!" The Department of the Army announced Sunday at the Watervliet Arsenal the selection of a business development group that has the potential to transform up to 60 acres of Arsenal property for private development.

  • RDECOM hails new commander during change of command ceremony

    Dec 8, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command ushered in new leadership at Aberdeen Proving Ground during a change of command ceremony Dec. 5 at the installationAca,!a,,cs National Guard Armory.

  • USACAPOC(A) Operation Toy Drop 08

    Dec 8, 2008

    Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Command (Airborne) organize and sponsor the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 5 and 6.

  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center families celebrate Thanksgiving Day meal

    Dec 8, 2008

    The William Beaumont Army Medical Center staff, families and friends celebrated the Thanksgiving Day meal on Nov. 27 in the Saint Martin Dining Facility.

  • Fort Bliss participates in 72nd annual Sun Bowl Parade

    Dec 8, 2008

    More than 300,000 spectators lined the streets of downtown El Paso for the 72nd annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade, held on Thanksgiving morning with the participation of Fort Bliss Soldiers, members of the 62nd Army Band and numerous wheeled military vehicles.

  • SMA says National Army Museum to inspire troops

    Dec 8, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said he believes the National Army Museum will motivate future Soldiers to strive for the excellence exhibited by those who have gone before them.

  • Antelope hunting license tags available to Fort Bliss Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2008

    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is selling 38 oryx licenses for oryx hunts on McGregor Range, N.M., in January and February. These licenses are military-only tags and go fast.

  • Fort Bliss Brigade runs to collect food for families and the community

    Dec 8, 2008

    With the sun just barely rising over the mountains, Soldiers of 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West warmed up in preparation for Fort BlissAca,!a,,c Post Holiday Food Drive Run Nov. 21. Soldiers spent the last couple months collecting canned food and toys for less fortunate families.

  • Army reacts to 10-K nuclear detonation

    Dec 8, 2008

    A 10-kiloton nuclear device detonates on American soil killing an estimated 100,000 people. It is the first major attack against the United States since the three-pronged terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2001. First responders are on the scene but are overwhelmed and request federal intervention. Such was the doom and gloom scenario during a command post exercise conducted at Fort Stewart, Ga., in mid-September. The exercise was dubbed Exercise Vibrant Response and was the first exercise of its kind for CCMRF -- CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force. CBRNE means chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • Fort Bliss DFAC creates family atmosphere

    Dec 8, 2008

    Thanksgiving is a day for Families to be together and give thanks for what they have. However, there are always Soldiers who cannot go home to be with their family for this holiday.

  • Fort Bliss community adopts Soldiers into their families

    Dec 8, 2008

    El Paso families lined up at Stout Gym Thanksgiving Day to take more than 600 Soldiers home for the holiday.

  • WWE pays 'Tribute to Troops'

    Dec 8, 2008

    The World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.Aca,!a,,cs Tribute to the Troops Tour took place in front of the Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory Dec. 5. The event marks the sixth year in a row that WWE superstars have come to entertain U.S. troops stationed on the front lines in Iraq.

  • Fort Bliss families create greetings for deployed Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2008

    Family members of deployed servicemembers participated in made holiday greeting cards for their loved ones, courtesy of Hallmark, at the 11th Air Defense Artillery BrigadeAca,!a,,cs family readiness headquarters.

  • SAMS graduates first off-cycle class

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Army's School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., graduated 16 officers Dec. 5 in its first "off-cycle" class, as part of what the SAMS director called an "intellectual surge."

  • Wrestle Mania rocks Camp Victory

    Dec 8, 2008

    Hundreds of servicemembers gathered in front of Al Faw Palace Dec. 5, to watch World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers lay the smack down.

  • Scheduled Execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray Stayed

    Dec 8, 2008

    The United States District Court for the District of Kansas issued an order on Wednesday, Nov. 26, directing a stay in the execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray. Pvt. Gray, which was scheduled to be Dec. 10 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Women's health day message: make a new priority for yourself

    Dec 8, 2008

    Women's health day message: make a new priority for yourself

  • New York City trip gives students first-hand look at global issues

    Dec 8, 2008

    Army War College students learn about strategic issues in New York City.

  • War College celebrates 107th birthday

    Dec 8, 2008

    War College celebrates 107th birthday

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Dec 8, 2008

    America remembers the infamous day Pearl Harbor came under attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

  • Schweinfurt CYSS, Covenant provide sports for kids

    Dec 8, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The Child, Youth and School Services sports program here, with support from the Army Family Covenant, continues to bring sports to the children Aca,!" wherever they may be.

  • Training at Fort Carson

    Dec 8, 2008

    Soldiers at Fort Carson continue to train under construction.

  • Baghdad Patrol

    Dec 8, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Hathaway from Wichita, Kan., of Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, sits next to a local Iraqi boy in eastern Baghdad, Dec. 3, 2008. Soldiers are meeting with local residents to discuss their needs and concerns.

  • Geanna Torres and Army spouse

    Dec 8, 2008

    Geanna Torres and Army spouse

  • Servicemembers prove themselves in ambush

    Dec 8, 2008

    The mountains of Konar Valley in eastern Afghanistan are some of the most treacherous and contested in the world. They are also home to a group of servicemembers known as Task Force Raider who were put to the test during a mission this fall.

  • Army Corps of Engineers plant sends clean water into Baghdad homes

    Dec 8, 2008

    For about 2 million Sadr City residents, clean drinking water running through their home faucets was a luxury few had. But now the water is flowing freely thanks to a new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water treatment plant that was three years in the making.

  • European winter driving calls for the right tires

    Dec 8, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" When it comes to winter driving in Germany and Austria, thereAca,!a,,cs been some confusion about winter tires and driving laws.

  • Soldier recognized by German Police for saving woman's life

    Dec 8, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany - On Aug. 3, Staff Sgt. John Jestis saved woman's life. Jestis, a medic in 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, came upon a scene of an accident at around 12:15 a.m. He administered first aid to a woman who had suffered an open fracture and was bleeding severely. In an official letter of thanks to Jestis from the Bamberg Police department, because of JestisAca,!a,,c actions, Aca,!A"physical impairment was preventedAca,!A? and Aca,!A"the womanAca,!a,,cs life was saved.Aca,!A?

  • Mooney sets rushing record as Army falls to Navy

    Dec 7, 2008

    ArmyAca,!a,,cs Collin Mooney set the AcademyAca,!a,,cs single-season rushing record Saturday but NavyAca,!a,,cs Shun White and Eric Kettani each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown as the Midshipmen beat the Black Knights, 34-0, at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field.

  • Belvoir DOIM garners award for improving methods, reducing costs

    Dec 7, 2008

  • Future instructors graduate AFTB training course

    Dec 7, 2008

  • Army aviators among first to respond to Pearl Harbor attack

    Dec 6, 2008

    When the Japanese launched a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, Army aviators were among the first to respond and engage the enemy in combat marking our nation's entry into WWII.

  • Cadets carry Spirit to Pentagon for Army-Navy classic

    Dec 5, 2008

    Drums rolled, brass instruments blared and cheers of Aca,!A"Beat NavyAca,!A? rang out as 66 West Point cadets who make up the Army Spirit Pep Team made their way through the Pentagon corridors rallying support for tomorrowAca,!a,,cs 109th annual Army-Navy gridiron clash in Philadelphia.

  • Post museums house important story

    Dec 5, 2008

    The Fort Riley museum contains so much history and uniqueness found only as a part of Fort Riley and the Soldiers who have served during the pre and post Civil War era, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom as well as the other conflicts during the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Council ratifies U.S.-Iraq security pact

    Dec 5, 2008

    The new U.S.-Iraq security pact that was approved by Iraqi lawmakers Nov. 27 was ratified by IraqAca,!a,,cs Presidency Council Thursday, senior U.S. officials said.

  • ARCIC presents first capability developer and team developer of the year awards

    Dec 5, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, Deputy Commanding General for Futures and Director of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), presented the first Capability Developer and Team Developer Awards Dec. 2 at the Capability Developer Leader Seminar on Fort Monroe.

  • Former Army chief shares insight on successful leadership

    Dec 5, 2008

    One of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs former highest ranking Soldiers visited Rock Island Arsenal employees as well as the civilian community at local universities during a two-day visit to the Quad-Cities area.

  • Army-Navy to meet for 109th time Saturday

    Dec 5, 2008

    Army-Navy to meet for 109th time Saturday

  • 2nd Bn Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, WTB Fort Hood

    Dec 5, 2008

  • West Point professor cheers for Navy

    Dec 5, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Donald Outing, a mathematics professor at West Point, played football for the U.S. Naval Academy from 1979 to 1982.

  • Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's spouses orientation

    Dec 5, 2008

    Spouses orientation

  • New Warrior And Family Support Center Opens

    Dec 5, 2008

    What began as a dream turned into reality Dec. 1 as the keys were presented to Judith Markelz, program manager for the new 12,000 square foot Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Family Visits Father's Namesake

    Dec 5, 2008

    The Tet Offensive in Vietnam was not the first intense battle for combat medic Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Slagel. He had seen action at Aca,!A"Heartbreak RidgeAca,!A? in Korea and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II Aca,!" earning a Combat Medical Badge in each of those campaigns.

  • Partnership Conference focuses on recreation

    Dec 5, 2008

    The Fort Riley Community Partnership Conference brought together members of the community to discuss recreational activities available on Fort Riley for Soldiers and their Families.

  • Kansas couple teaches Soldiers how to live off the land

    Dec 5, 2008

    Soldiers learn from local Kansans how to live off the land.

  • Horse therapy helps wounded warriors

    Dec 5, 2008

    A Soldier uses a horse to re-connect with his family after being injured and returning from Iraq.

  • An open letter from Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq

    Dec 5, 2008

    An open letter from Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq

  • An open letter from Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq

    Dec 5, 2008

    An open letter from Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq

  • Recruiter's first enlistment is sister

    Dec 5, 2008

    While learning his new recruiting trade at Fort Jackson, S.C., Staff Sgt. Dennis Moore wondered how long it would take him to write that important first contract. He admits to being confident, especially since he was returning to his hometown of Westminster, Mass., and covering the same high school he graduated from in 2003. Moore wrote his first contract barely a week after reporting for duty, a worthy achievement, although Moore admits it helped that the applicant was his sister, Doreen.

  • Martinez found 'not guilty' of killing officers

    Dec 5, 2008

    The jury in the courts-martial case of Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez returned a verdict of "not guilty" late Thursday afternoon in a military courthouse at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Soldiers fix up homeless shelter for holidays

    Dec 5, 2008

    In the spirit of the holiday season, Fort Riley volunteered Nov. 24 to help the less fortunate by renovating and cleaning up the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter, also known as the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, in Manhattan, Kan.

  • Fort Bliss' USASMA Soldiers help grade JROTC drill meet

    Dec 5, 2008

    More than 30 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Soldiers were tasked with grading the Ysleta Independent School District Junior Reserve OfficersAca,!a,,c Training Corps Drill Meet, held Nov. 15 at Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas.

  • U.S. Army Central celebrates its 90th birthday

    Dec 5, 2008

    USARCENT Soldiers are celebrating their 90th Birthday in Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 3rd Infantry Division celebrates its 91st birthday

    Dec 5, 2008

    3 ID celebrates its 91st birthday.

  • Washington Army National Guard Soldiers earns distinguished Flying Cross

    Dec 5, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Noel Larson will be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, December 5th at 11:30 am in the AASF #1 Building on Fort Lewis.

  • Awareness key to winter safety

    Dec 5, 2008

    As the leaves begin to change and fall off the trees there are two things that are for certain: Holiday shopping is going to start even earlier this year and winter weather is right around the corner. Good winter safety practices are key in preventing accident and injuries. Accident and injury prevention must be a part of winter activities, both on and off duty.

  • 21st Theater Support Command moves record number of Soldiers through Deployment Processing Center

    Dec 5, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (Dec. 5, 2008) -- About 4,000 Soldiers from units deploying with the 172nd Infantry Brigade passed through the 21st Theater Sustainment CommandAca,!a,,cs Deployment Processing Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks here between Thanksgiving and Dec. 5. Even for the experienced team at the DPC, which is part of the 21st TSCAca,!a,,cs 39th Transportation Battalion, those are record numbers. Aca,!A"This is probably the greatest influx of Soldiers we have ever experienced. We usually see about 200 to 300 Soldiers every three weeks or so. Now we are looking at 4,000 in a 10-day time frame,Aca,!A? said Odis Atkinson, a DPC team leader and equipment specialist.

  • Major General Paul S. Izzo

    Dec 5, 2008

    Major General Paul S. Izzo RDECOM Commanding General

  • George C. Marshall, former Army Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense and State, and a VMI gradaute

    Dec 5, 2008

    George C. Marshall, former Army Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense and State, and a VMI graduate

  • Army-Navy to meet for 109th time Saturday

    Dec 5, 2008

    One of college footballAca,!a,,cs biggest rivalries will take place this weekend in Philadelphia when Army and Navy meet Saturday at noon at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will mark the 109th meeting between the service academy rivals and a sold-out crowd, including President George W. Bush, is expected in Philadelphia.

  • Volunteering, community spirit earns Heidelberg's family of the year award

    Dec 5, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- A desire to be an active part of their childrenAca,!a,,cs lives led Chief Warrant Officer 2 Arturo Torres and his wife Geanna to pitch in as volunteers, and many other Heidelberg community membersAca,!a,,c children ended up benefiting. Last month, the Torres family Aca,!" including their children Anamecia, 18, Nicolasa, 17, and Josh, 14 Aca,!" were named HeidelbergAca,!a,,cs family of the year, part of the garrisonAca,!a,,cs National Military Family Week observance.

  • Veterinarian serves as agriculture expert in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2008

    Most people think of veterinarians as animal doctors, and indeed they are. But the work of a deployed Army veterinarian at Camp Victory, Iraq, shows the specialty involves much more than that. Maj. Freddie Zink, reservists in the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, works regularly with Iraqi veterinarians and farmers, whether itAca,!a,,cs helping with vaccinations of farm animals or advising on projects from poultry farms to beehives.

  • Army Recognizes Lean Six Sigma Efforts

    Dec 4, 2008

    Medical Command and the Office of The Surgeon General received the first Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award for direct reporting unit level organizational deployment from Secretary of the Army Pete Geren during a ceremony at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes. The awards recognize outstanding organizational and project team efforts to employ Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies and transform the ArmyAca,!a,,cs business processes.

  • Tripler teams help patients in Southeast Asia

    Dec 4, 2008

    Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year as part of a humanitarian outreach program and the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity. The mission teams were named Sight, Sound, and Smiles because they were designed to provide surgical treatment for vision loss, hearing loss, and craniofacial disorders (cleft lip and palate). The first Sight, Sound, Smiles mission took place in Bangladesh in 2007.

  • Nurse Corps leaders draw up plan for the future

    Dec 4, 2008

    Leaders of the Army Nurse Corps met in San Antonio, Texas, convened by new ANC Chief Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho to draw up a campaign plan to guide the corps in the future. Aca,!A"The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps campaign plan is to align Nurse Corps priorities with the Army Medical Department and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs strategic plans,Aca,!A? Horoho said.

  • Medic who rescued troops from flames earns Distinguished Service Cross

    Dec 4, 2008

    The deep boom of an explosion shook the ground and awoke Staff Sgt. Christopher Waiters from sleep on April 5, 2007. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier had bedded down seconds before at the end of a nine-hour guard-duty shift in Old Baqubah, Iraq. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device had detonated on a street nearby, engulfing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its crew in flames. That insurgent attack led to Waiters, now assigned to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, receiving a Distinguished Service Cross, only the 17th awarded since the war on terrorism began.

  • Education Front: Motivational speaker Michael Walden focuses on attitude

    Dec 4, 2008

    EWA BEACH, Hawaii Aca,!" Well-known motivational speaker Michael Walden made his first Hawaii appearance at Iroquois Point Elementary School here, Nov. 19. Walden began his speaking career 17 years ago as a sergeant in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 82nd Airborne Division and since then more than 100,000 students have heard him speak.

  • Army fields new equipment to stop bleeding

    Dec 4, 2008

    Test results show Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over whatAca,!a,,cs currently used to control bleeding in the field, said Col. Paul Cordts of the Army Surgeon GeneralAca,!a,,cs office.

  • MG Izzo

    Dec 4, 2008

    MG Paul S. Izzo

  • Price announced as next 1st Space Battalion commander

    Dec 4, 2008

    An Army Command Selection Board named a former company commander within the 1st Space Battalion as the battalionAca,!a,,cs next commander. Lt. Col. J. Dave Price, currently the Joint Senior Space Duty Officer and Chief of Special Technical Operations, J39 Division, Joint Functional Component Command Aca,!" Space, will replace current Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Tom James some time next summer.

  • Army provides joint support in disaster relief demo

    Dec 4, 2008

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G2 Advanced Geospatial Intelligence personnel and members of the 147th Combat Communications Squadron, California Air National Guard, Eagle Vision 3, put on an up-close demonstration of commercial satellite imagery for Air Force Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command and SMDC/ARSTRAT Operations in a parking lot on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 12 - 14.

  • Nov. 14, 2008 - Griffin-Dunwoody change of command ceremony

    Dec 4, 2008

    Remarks by Gen. George Casey at the Griffin-Dunwoody change of command ceremony, November 14, 2008.

  • Sept. 19, 2008 - Lt. Gen. Ron Helmly Retirement Ceremony

    Dec 4, 2008

    Address by Gen. George Casey at the Lt. Gen. Ron Helmly Retirement Ceremony, September 19, 2008.

  • JTF-B Provides life saving assistance to flood affected regions of Coasta Rica and Panama

    Dec 4, 2008

  • Picatinny Mortar Fire Control System team wins top Department of Defense award

    Dec 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" A Picatinny weapons-development team was recently awarded the prestigious Aca,!A"Top Five Department of Defense Program AwardAca,!A? for its work on the 120 mm Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System, or MFCS-D, during the National Defense Industrial AssociationAca,!a,,cs Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego Oct. 23.

  • JTF-B Provides life saving assistance to flood affected regions of Coasta Rica and Panama

    Dec 4, 2008

  • Nominations under way for Employer Support Freedom Award

    Dec 4, 2008

    Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 19 for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

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